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MLB free agency: Rockies in talks with Addison Reed

Colorado may be looking to build a ‘super bullpen’ for 2018.

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The Rockies are talking to free-agent reliever Addison Reed about the possibility of signing him, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

Heyman says the Rockies going after Reed makes them look “to be contemplating a super bullpen.” After all, they signed right-hander Bryan Shaw, who led the American League in appearances in three of the last four seasons with the Indians, and they brought back lefty Jake McGee so far this offseason. Heyman says Colorado is also “in touch with” its 2017 closer, Greg Holland, and former Cubs reliever Wade Davis, who are also top bullpen arms on the market.

Reed, who turns 29 next week, was traded from the Mets to the Red Sox in the middle of the season and he performed well with both clubs. The right-hander postes a 2.83 ERA and 1.05 WHIP in 77 appearances. Reed has put together a solid career through seven seasons, as he has a 3.40 ERA, a 1.16 WHIP and 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings while also having played for the White Sox and Diamondbacks.

In addition to the Rockies, the Phillies, the Mets and the Cubs are three other clubs in particular that have been linked to Reed.